Rooney Mara regularly contemplates her mortality and wonders what would happen if she died in the middle of shooting a new movie.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star admits she has genuine grave concerns about how producers and filmmakers would handle the sudden death of their leading lady, and she likes to play out the whole morbid scenario in her mind.

In a chat with her Side Effects director Steven Soderbergh for America's Interview magazine, the 27 year old says, "Sometimes I think about that - like, 'OK, if I died right now, would they have to reshoot the whole film? Or would they be able to edit around it?'.

"Then I think through the scenes that are left to shoot, and weigh if they would be able to finish it or not".